Mike Ashley vs Richard Branson

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$2.7 Billion
Net worth 2018
$4.97 Billion
Business People
Industry
Media
Burnham
Residence
Blackheath London
British
Country
United Kingdom
09/09/1964
BirthDay
18/07/1950
Height
1.79 m
Children
2
Burnham Grammar School
Education
Drop Out, High School
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2013

In 2013, Sport Direct bought 116 Republic stores as well as its brand name and the company's head office

2012

In 2012, the company purchased out rival retailer JJB's brand name, twenty stores as well as their website and all of their stock for £24 million

2007

in 2007, Michal bought Newcastle United Football Club by paying out a hefty sum of £134 million

2006

Instead, he acquired Kangol, the company famous for its headgears, in 2006 at an estimated price of £12 million

2005

In 2005, Michael Ashley signed a long-term deal Umbro— an English sportswear and football equipment supplier; however, it did not materialize

2004

In February 2004, Michael Ashley acquired Dunlop Slazenger, a sports equipment manufacturing company, for a price of £40 million

2003

By 2003, the company had 150 retail stores under its chain

2002

In 2002, he acquired ten stores of Lillywhites Chain and also the Lonsdale brand

2000

He also rebranded his company as Sports Direct International plcFrom 2000 onwards, the company experienced a steady growth

1999

In 1999, he turned it into a limited liability company, but continued to be at the helm of the business

1995

Between 1995 and 1996, Mike renamed the chain as Sports Soccer

1992

By 1992, the company had twelve stores, each of which was funded by private money

1990

By the end of 1990s, the brand had around fifty stores across the country

1984

By 1984, Michael had earned enough profit to enable him to expand

1982

Michael Ashley launched his first shop in 1982 in Maidenhead, an affluent town in Berkshire